Hubs senior Raughn Carter named Defensive
MVP at FBU in Connecticut
Westhill High School in Stamford, CT played host to over 190 athletes participating in the Football University Experience this past weekend (June 27-29). FBU Connecticut showcased some of the area’s best football players who wanted to learn from FBU’s excellent instructional staff made up of former NFL players and coaches, led by Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, Tony Ballard and Howard Tippett.
Raughn Carter was the defensive MVP.
FBU Connecticut was led by Offensive MVP Patrick Kehoe(2015), a QB out of Chesire, CT and Defensive MVP Raughn Carter (2015) a Defensive Back from Hagerstown, MD.
Kehoe, out of Chesire Academy & Anthony Lombardi (2015) from Mahopac High School were atop the young gun slingers. Scouts on site noted that Kehoe was one of the best players in camp with a great arm and strong QB skills. Kehoe has offers from Delaware, Albany and Holy Cross at the moment. Lombardi showed a good arm with a quick release and nice footwork.
The QB’s were joined by some great running backs on the offensive side of the ball. Scouts noted that the #1 RB, Kelochi Okoronkwo (2016) was quick and explosive with good feet. Antonio Giannico (2017) ran great routes and had great hands while Rakeem Bontemp (2016) is a fast back with good ball skills and great balance.
Tyler McMillian (2016) of Brunswick High School led the Receiving core, he impressed scouts who noted he was a fast player with good hands and has great route running skills. M.J. Kehoe (2015), Patrick Kehoe’s brother was a big player at 6'6'' with good feet. Scouts noted he was a potential Offensive Tackle with a high ceiling. Finally Jelani Greene (2016) rounded out the top receivers as he showed good speed and hands. Green made multiple great adjustment to the ball in the air throughout the weekend and especially in the skills portion of camp.
The skill players would be nothing without their offensive line, and there were some big men who showed up to FBU Connecticut this weekend. Dave Johnson (2015) led the men upfront with great footwork and length. He also showed strong technique and had a motor. Two rising sophomores Nicholas Roehm (2017) and Sean Eilerston (2017) impressed a lot of people on the grounds throughout the weekend. Roehm is a long player with fast feet and was very aggressive, while Eilerston showed a very high ceiling as his feet improved throughout the weekend and his size will bring him far.
The Defensive players were led by Raughn Carter of North Hagerstown High School, a defensive back who showed great cover skills and was a very physical player. Jonathan McCrary (2016) and Stephon Andrews(2016) were two other backs who showed great promise throughout the weekend. McCrary was a smart player in man to man coverage and showed some great closing speed, while Andrews was very aggressive and showed great strength on jams in one on ones.